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Louisa Young - Author

About the Author

Louisa Young was born in London. She was for many years a freelance journalist, working mostly for the motorcycle press, for Marie Claire and for the Guardian. She has travelled widely and published ten books. She lives in London and Italy with her daughter. She is the adult half of Zizou Corder, authors of the best-selling Lionboy trilogy, which is published in 36 languages.

Featured books by Louisa Young

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

A letter, two lovers, a terrible lie. In war, truth is only the first casualty. 'Inspires the kind of devotion among its readers not seen since David Nicholls' One Day' The Times While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead? Moving between Ypres, London and Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a deeply affecting, moving and brilliant novel of love and war, and how they affect those left behind as well as those who fight.

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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2011

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2011. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/03/2011

Winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year of the Year Award 2011. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

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Other books by Louisa Young

Eins wollt ich dir noch sagen

Eins wollt ich dir noch sagen

Author: Louisa Young Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2011

Nadine und Riley lernen sich als Kinder kennen. Sie, Tochter aus reichem Hause, und er ein Kind des Arbeiterviertels. Als sie sich verlieben, hintertreibt ihre Mutter die nicht standesgemae Beziehung. Verzweifelt meldet sich Riley freiwillig an die Front. Und findet sich wieder im alles zermalmenden Wahnsinn des Krieges. Nur die Briefe von Nadine halten ihn am Leben. Dann wird Riley verwundet, und unter einem Vorwand lost er die Verlobung. Die am Boden zerstorte Nadine lasst sich als Lazarettschwester nach Frankreich versetzen und hofft, Riley dort zu vergessen. Was beide nicht wissen: Jemand ist uberzeugt, dass sie eine zweite Chance verdienen.

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2011

Set on the Western Front, in London and in Paris, MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU is a moving and brilliant novel of love, class and sex in wartime, and how war affects those left behind as well as those who fight.While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home.Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/03/2011

Winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year of the Year Award 2011. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

Author: Louisa Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2011

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2011. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

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Tree of Pearls

Tree of Pearls

Author: Louisa Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2001

Scintillating comic-romantic thriller, a finale to Louisa's fab Egyptian trilogy: what life will Angeline choose? The final volume in the Angeline Gower trilogy, following `Baby Love' and `Desiring Cairo'. Our angel is back. Angeline Gower is back home in Britain, back safe, back in her own bath. And, right on cue, that's when trouble arrives, back for another bout with her. But this time she's going to see it off for good.... There's trouble in the form of her nemesis, her Russian roulette - wiseguy wideboy Eddie: he's on the loose again, and who would the police send out to Egypt to trace him if not Evangeline? Then there's trouble of another more painful, more joyful sort altogether: the trouble she has choosing between safe, solid, sensitive Harry, and hot, haughty, harmonious Sa'id. So, out among the sensuous wonders of Luxor, on the mobile and on the hoof, our angel shimmies and swerves with all her ex-belly dancer's supple style through a series of emotional chicanes. Now and again, in a particularly tight corner, she spins off, but she always regains control and surges forward to seize the life and future she deserves for those she loves and, triumphantly, for herself.